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Chicken Legs with Vegetables

44 Reviews
90% would make this recipe again

Chicken legs cooked in a tomato sauce with mushrooms and carrots.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 35 min
280 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

1 onions, finely chopped 200 g
2 carrots, cut into 3-4 mm thick rounds 200 g
8 button (white) mushrooms, quartered 110 g
1/2 cup chicken broth 125 mL
3 tbsp raisins 30 g
2 tbsp canola oil 30 mL
8 chicken drumsticks, skinless 900 g
1 1/2 cup canned tomatoes (diced) 380 g
2 tsp herbes de Provence 2 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the chicken warm after its initial sautéing.

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables : Finely chop the onion, slice the carrots into thin rounds (3-4 mm thick), cut the mushrooms into quarters. Soak the raisins in a small cup of lukewarm water. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the chicken drumsticks and sauté thoroughly on each side until golden, about 7-8 min. Take the chicken pieces out of the pan then set them aside on the warmed serving plate in the oven.
  3. Add the onion to the pan, then sauté 2-3 min. Add the carrots and mushrooms then cook 2-3 min. Add the raisins and broth. Scrape the bottom of the pan thoroughly as the liquid comes to a boil.
  4. Put the chicken back into the pan, then add the diced tomatoes and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, then simmer 20-25 min until the chicken is tender. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (310g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

280

Fat

12 g

18 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

3 %

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

210 mg

9 %

Carbohydrate

19 g

6 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

11 g

Protein

25 g

Vitamin A

72 %

Vitamin C

27 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

9 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Calories, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc
Good source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin A

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits ½
Vegetables 2
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 1

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44 Reviews (39 with rating only ) 90% would make this recipe again
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jetmekanik
april 22, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

This is probably one of those recipes that the success or lack thereof is directly related to the quality of the ingredients. I used a Club House La Grille grinder of "Provencal" seasoning and found that the dish was very flavourful - and I doubt that I even used the full amount called for, as it's hard to measure out of a grinder. However, if the herb blend is at all stale, I can see that being a major downer, as the seasoning is what makes or breaks this recipe.

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eatingcheap
may 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

A nice mild flavor.

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Ronaldenney
april 13, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I found that sauteing the legs in canola on medium for the stated time did not produce a browned exterior to the legs (no skin). Otherwise it was a good, inexpensive, healthy dish. Next time, might try it with a spiced/herbed tomato sauce instead of just diced tomato w/Provence - not enough flavour.

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cookmom
november 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Even my picky eater liked this.

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Foodtester
july 18, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Nummy, I didn't have all the spices so I did the best I could but this came out sooo good! The kids loved it and being GF and no milk.. oh my. Way good. I already sent this page to a bunch of people. Very good!!!!

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This recipe is in the following categories

Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Low Saturated Fat | Kosher | Low Sodium | Diabetes-friendly | Low Calorie | Halal

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jetmekanik
april 22, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

This is probably one of those recipes that the success or lack thereof is directly related to the quality of the ingredients. I used a Club House La Grille grinder of "Provencal" seasoning and found that the dish was very flavourful - and I doubt that I even used the full amount called for, as it's hard to measure out of a grinder. However, if the herb blend is at all stale, I can see that being a major downer, as the seasoning is what makes or breaks this recipe.

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eatingcheap
may 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

A nice mild flavor.

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Ronaldenney
april 13, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I found that sauteing the legs in canola on medium for the stated time did not produce a browned exterior to the legs (no skin). Otherwise it was a good, inexpensive, healthy dish. Next time, might try it with a spiced/herbed tomato sauce instead of just diced tomato w/Provence - not enough flavour.

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